15 episodes

In the Forum for Change podcast, we share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a sustainable change.This podcast has been produced with the financial support from Sida. However, Sida has not participated in the production of the activity and it is not responsible for the views and opinions expressed here.

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In the Forum for Change podcast, we share stories related to the work of Swedish civil society and its partners around the world. Together we will have the opportunity of learning more about the different regions and topics that form the weave of the work for democracy and human rights, towards a sustainable change.This podcast has been produced with the financial support from Sida. However, Sida has not participated in the production of the activity and it is not responsible for the views and opinions expressed here.

    Beyond the laughter

    Beyond the laughter

    Clowns without borders build their development interventions on humour. To create laughter that can help people in crisis and trauma to start living again, to build hope and a different society. In this episode we follow the stories of the Swedish and Brazilian chapters of the development clowns.

    External resources used in this episode: 
    Clowner utan Gränser i Rakhine 
    Indien - Glädje till barnen i Mumbais red light district 
    Två möten, Indien 2015, av Alex Hinchcliffe 
    Absurdas Convivências  Episódio 2 – ConCertados 
    Filippinerna - Glädje i sviterna av tyfonen Haiyan 
    Absurdas Convivências  Episódio 5 - De volta à realidade 

    • 38 min
    We demand our future

    We demand our future

    In this first episode of our second season, we meet Alice, a Swedish teenager involved in a movement that is preparing a lawsuit against the Swedish government, and Sohanur, a young and prolific activist from Bangladesh who leads a youth network with an intersectional approach.
    Continents apart, but joined in the same struggle for climate justice and part of a global citizenship to a degree no other generation has experienced.

    Additional resources used in this episode:

    Students around the world go on climate strike - YouTube (The Guardian)
    Global Climate strike: Millions take to the streets to save the world
    'Fridays for future' marches for climate change going global | DW News - YouTube
    Emotional Greta Thunberg attacks world leaders: "How dare you?" - YouTube
    It's Always the Economy, Stupid - Opinion - YouTube (Wall Street Journal) 

    • 29 min
    Belarus: the aftermath of a perfect storm (Part 2)

    Belarus: the aftermath of a perfect storm (Part 2)

    Belarus: people on the streets gathering, social media bursting with evidence of human rights violations, communities gathering together to talk, think and dream about change.
    Why now, and what next? On this last episode of the first season, we talk with Ognjen Radjonic, manager of ForumCiv´s Eastern Europe regional office, about the different forces that combined to build up the perfect storm.  
    On this second part, we learn more about the particularities of this "perfect storm", the extraordinary role of women in it, and the forecast of what might be happening in 2021, as an aftermath to the social and political crisis.

    Find this two-part episode and all previous podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast , TuneIn Radio, and other podcast apps. Feel free to give us a comment or to review it.
    Join us for this enriching conversation!
    As we are already brainstorming on the topics for the second season of the podcast, we would really appreciate to get your ideas on topics, guests, additional sections, in other words, any good idea you might have to make the second season of Forum for Change a much better initiative and showcase of the work of civil society around the world. You can share your ideas with us writing to forumforchange@forumciv.org.
    Here you can find all the links o external resources used on this episode:
    “Further protests in Belarus keep up pressure on Lukashenko” - BBC News - “Belarus  Week 21 of protests (28 Dec – 3 Jan)  Lukashenko became an honorary OMON officer” - Voice of Belarus “Belarus’ ongoing protests Examined” - ABC NewsWorld of Tanks War Stories Cinematic Trailer“Meet the pro-democracy Belarusian students forced to flee to Ukraine” - Kyiv Post“Women of Belarus A fearless cry for change  Talk to Al Jazeera In the Field” - Al Jazeera “In Belarus, protesters show pride, worry, empathy“ - Associated Press“Warning__These_graphic_videos_appear_to_show_a_member__of_a__special_police_or_military_unit_firing_his_weapon_in_the_direction_of_Alexander__Taraikovsky,_considered_the_first_victim_of_the_Belarusian_protests” - VOA News “Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100 000 protest” - Al Jazeera

    • 29 min
    Belarus: the aftermath of a perfect storm (Part 1)

    Belarus: the aftermath of a perfect storm (Part 1)

     
    2020 was a hectic year for many reasons, but for Belarussians it was the year when something unexpected happened, something that had never happened before, since Alexander Lukashenko has been president of the country, 26 years ago.
    People on the streets gathering, social media bursting with evidence of human rights violations, communities gathering together to talk, think and dream about change.
    Why now, and what next? On this last episode of the first season, we talk with Ognjen Radjonic, manager of ForumCiv´s Eastern Europe regional office, about the different forces that combined to build up the perfect storm.  

    Find this two-part episode and all previous podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast , TuneIn Radio, and other podcast apps. Feel free to give us a comment or to review it.
    Join us for this enriching conversation!
    As we are already brainstorming on the topics for the second season of the podcast, we would really appreciate to get your ideas on topics, guests, additional sections, in other words, any good idea you might have to make the second season of Forum for Change a much better initiative and showcase of the work of civil society around the world. You can share your ideas with us writing to forumforchange@forumciv.org.
    Here you can find all the links o external resources used on this episode:
    “Further protests in Belarus keep up pressure on Lukashenko” - BBC News - “Belarus  Week 21 of protests (28 Dec – 3 Jan)  Lukashenko became an honorary OMON officer” - Voice of Belarus “Belarus’ ongoing protests Examined” - ABC NewsWorld of Tanks War Stories Cinematic Trailer“Meet the pro-democracy Belarusian students forced to flee to Ukraine” - Kyiv Post“Women of Belarus A fearless cry for change  Talk to Al Jazeera In the Field” - Al Jazeera “In Belarus, protesters show pride, worry, empathy“ - Associated Press“Warning__These_graphic_videos_appear_to_show_a_member__of_a__special_police_or_military_unit_firing_his_weapon_in_the_direction_of_Alexander__Taraikovsky,_considered_the_first_victim_of_the_Belarusian_protests” - VOA News “Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100 000 protest” - Al Jazeera

    • 25 min
    Land rights: conversations between Liberia and Colombia (Part 2)

    Land rights: conversations between Liberia and Colombia (Part 2)

    In this second part we continue sharing the conversation between two experts on land issues in Liberia and Colombia.

    Richlue Burphy, once a Liberian refugee in Ghana, has spent most of his professional life in the land sector. Currently he works with ForumCiv in the Liberia country office.

    Juan Francisco Soto is a researcher and professor at the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, and also works as a consultant for the Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, a Colombian NGO.

    Join us for this enriching conversation!

    Here you can find all the links o external resources used on this episode:

    "UNSC in Colombia to check implementation of FARC Peace deal" - Al Jazeera news clip
    "ECOWAS pledges improvement of women´s access to land" - Africanews news clip
    "The women denied rights to own land" - BBC News news clip
    The World Bank information about Land
    Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 agenda 

    • 30 min
    Land rights: conversations between Liberia and Colombia (Part 1)

    Land rights: conversations between Liberia and Colombia (Part 1)

    Land. Probably the word in the summit of almost every list about any kind of conflict, be it social, political, economical, environmental, or cultural.
    In this two-part episode we have the conversation between two experts on land issues in Liberia and Colombia.

    Richlue Burphy, once a Liberian refugee in Ghana, has spent most of his professional life in the land sector. Currently he works with ForumCiv in the Liberia country office.

    Juan Francisco Soto is a researcher and professor at the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, and also works as a consultant for the Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, a Colombian NGO.

    Join us for this enriching conversation!

    Here you can find all the links o external resources used on this episode:

    "UNSC in Colombia to check implementation of FARC Peace deal" - Al Jazeera news clip
    "ECOWAS pledges improvement of women´s access to land" - Africanews news clip
    "The women denied rights to own land" - BBC News news clip
    The World Bank information about Land
    Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 agenda 

    • 29 min

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